After directing Tamerlano at the Opéra de Lille in 2004, Emmanuelle Haïm will now be conducting Handel’s glittering Julius Caesar. Director David
McVicar, a tireless creator of imposing and intensely human productions, takes hold of these
powerful historic figures with vivacity and humour.
Premiered last summer at the prestigious Glyndebourne festival, this entertaining version of the opera is being brought to life by exceptional
singers, including Bejun Mehta as Caesar.
The artistic team
Emmanuelle Haïm : Musical director
David McVicar : Director
Robert Jones : Stage design
Paule Constable : Lighting
Brigitte Reiffenstuel :
Andrew George : Choreography
Rachid Ben Abdeslam
4 hrs 50 mins (with 2 intervals)
Dramma per musica in 3 acts / Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym, based on previous libretto by Giacomo Francesco Bussani / Created on the 20th february 1724 at King’s Theatre, Londres
Opera sang in italian, surtitled in french
Co-produced by the glyndebourne festival, opéra de chicago / revival by the opéra de lille
with support from la banque scalbert dupont, sponsor of the choeur de l’opéra de lille.